Feeding Families in Gilmer County Since 2001. Your donations make it possible!
Q: To whom should my donation check be made out?
A: Gilmer Community Food Pantry
Q: Where do I send my check?
A: P.O. Box 1982, Ellijay, GA 30540
Q: Where is the Food Pantry located?
A: From Ellijay, take Hwy 52E toward Dahlonega 3.5 miles to the Pantry on the left at 5273 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, GA 30536.
Q: Can I put a Food Pantry check in my collection plate?
A: Yes, your church secretary will see that your check reaches the Food Pantry.
Q: Would the Food Pantry rather have food or money?
A: Both are welcome. Money lends greater flexibility for the purchase of a variety of needed items.
Q: Are my gifts tax deductible?
A: Yes. The Gilmer Community Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) organization and can provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. Outright gifts of food cannot be given a value by the Pantry, but you can estimate the value or — for large amounts — use shopping receipts to substantiate your gift. Gifts of cash or by check are deductible for the full face value. Amounts over $250.00 require a specific kind of tax receipt, available by mail or in person 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday or Wednesday at the distribution center.
Q: Can I bring food directly to the Food Pantry, or is it better to leave it at my church?
A: Many churches and other organizations welcome contributions of food and will deliver them to us. For contributions after business hours, please contact us.
Q: If I wish to make a Food Pantry gift in honor or memory of another person, is there a gift note I can use to inform the person that this gift has been made in his/her honor?
A: Yes, one can be obtained via mail, or you can pick one up in person at the distribution center on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings.
Q: Is there any particular food that is requested a lot and is always good to donate?
A: We appreciate ALL food donations that are not out of date. Soup is always good; also, boxed/canned meals, canned meats, cooking oil, diapers and baby food are always needed and greatly appreciated.
Q: Are there items I can contribute if I don’t have money to spare to purchase food or to donate?
A: Yes, we are always in need of plastic Walmart-type bags and use a tremendous amount of them every month packing various foods and items to distribute. If you will save your bags and bring them to the pantry, it would be a great help.
MORE QUESTIONS? Please call 706.273.3663.